Leap into the New Year with a Pelican Plunge into the Gulf


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Celebrate 2020 with a plunge into the Gulf at The Boardwalk‘s 4th Annual Pelican Plunge! Take a leap on New Year’s Day (in honor of leap year!) and be freezin’ for a reason as 100% of proceeds directly support the children of The Emerald Coast Foundation.

When: January 1, 2020
Where: Meet at The Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island, first floor, common area under The Crab Trap

Time: 10:30: Check-in / Pre-Plunge Party
Show up around 10:30am and get ready for the plunge. There will be plenty to do while waiting including Raffle Tickets and a Costume Contest. Costume contest award categories: • Best Kid • Best Female • Best Male • Best Group (5+)

Time: 11:30: Beach Line-up / Official “Plunge” Countdown

Post-Plunge Party:
Head upstairs to The Crab Trap for the post-plunge party for Free Warm Gumbo and hundreds in Raffle Prizes. There will also be $2 Mimosas & $3 Bloody Mary’s.

Pre-register for only a $20 participation fee to the all-inclusive Pelican Plunge and Party fun. The first 100 registrants will receive an exclusive 2020 Pelican Plunge long-sleeved shirt. Online registration will remain open until New Year’s Eve. If the holiday’s got you distracted, don’t fret, you can still take the plunge and register the day-of. Best of all, 100% of the proceeds raised go to support the children of the ECF!

The Emerald Coast Foundation is a charitable organization committed to investing in the children of Northwest Florida through 4 local charities: Children in Crisis, Inc. Florida, Eleanor J Johnson Youth Center, The Arc of the Emerald Coast , and All Sports Association

NEW: The Plunge or Pay Challenge!

Have you been dealing with that “certain” family member that has had you on holiday edge? Need to call out that friend or co-worker who challenged you all of 2019? Maybe your “crew” needs to level up the fun for 2020? Nominate them in the “PLUNGE OR PAY CHALLENGE!”

How it works: Challenge them to either “Plunge” with you at the 2020 Pelican Plunge event or if they’re a soft-shell sell out, they can opt to “Crab Out” of the event with an easy donation to the children’s charity.

As a bonus, they can also attend the Pelican Plunge on the sideline with warm gumbo, raffle prizes, and all plunge-party festivities.

To nominate: Copy the link below in a Facebook post:

Tag your friend and note they’ve been nominated for the
“PLUNGE OR PAY CHALLENGE” and use the hashtags: #plungeorpay #itsforthekids

It’s all in the name of fun, and most of all, to raise money for the children of the Emerald Coast Foundation.

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